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Soundings from The New York Review
by The New York Review of Books
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Joan Didion reads from her 1991 essay “New York: Sentimental Journeys” about the Central Park jogger case. Didion spoke on February 5, 2013 at Town Hall in New York City, in a celebration of The New York Review's 50th anniversary.
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Renata Adler in conversation with Chris Lydon for Open Source
Topics: politics, history, vietnam, watergate, culture, david foster wallace
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Reprint, with new pref. Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1980
Topic: Sex therapy
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by Richard S. Mitchell
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In Less Than Words Can Say , Richard Mitchell lets rip the most devastating exposé to date of our rampant misuse of English. A Don Quixote — Savonarola might be more apt — of language, he wages war on its perverters, from teachers and deans to politicians and bureaucrats, whose consistently overblown prose offers us inanity in the guise of wisdom. Mitchell's cantankerous crusade indicts government agency "chairs" for the intimidating and obfuscating "legalese" of their...
Topics: education, epistemology, essays, intellectual ammunition, intellectual corruption, non-fiction,...
Educational Films
by Szasz, Thomas, 1920-2012; Diamond, Bernard L. (Bernard Lee), 1912-; National Medical Audiovisual Center; United States. Public Health Service
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Topic: Forensic Psychiatry